Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Presidio

Last but far from least is the Presidio. Most of you probably know it as the military center in San Francisco, but in 1994 it was transferred to the National Park Service. The homes that were used by military families are now available for rent.

Check out these amazing historic duplexes:






Old Battery ruins to explore, many that were built in the late 1800s along the city coastline, and the views of the Golden Gate Bridge from them:





Imagine being able to walk daily along the beach at Crissy Field to Fort Point at the base of the Golden Gate Bridge:




So, it's easy to see the pros of living here. The biggest "con" is the lack of speedy public transportation. There are buses and shuttles, but they don't run as frequently. Then again, we can easily park our 2 cars and with a minimal monthly fee of only $20/car vs the $100-$300 that other neighborhoods charge.

This...this would be our ideal place to live. It's still in the city, but removed from much of the fast pace and set in a more wooded and spacious area, yet within walking distance to the ocean and million dollar views.

If we move, will you come visit?
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6 comments:

Ragged Around the Edges said...

Count me in for a visit!

Stacey said...

And I'll come when Ragged does...just so I can meet her ;) Corresponding through blogs for a while now and I still have no idea what she looks like! Ha!

Ooh, the presidio *is* nice. I would love to get up every morning and walk the dog with views like that. Not that I have a dog right now...

rosemary said...

Yup....let me know when you are settled in.....we can sleep on the floor.

Shammickite said...

That's the place! Love the views of the GG bridge and I love exploring ruins from WW2.... oh yeah! nd parking for 2 cars, that's great. Is it a long trip to the airport? I don't want to inconvenience you too much when you come to meet me.
And I promise to walk Stacey's dog with her....

Ginnie said...

If you move, Mad, I would LOVE to come visit you some day...even if you DON'T move. :)

Monica said...

i LOVE it... you know how i feel about old buildings...